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Door questions

Post by BornBuick » Sat Jun 12, 2004 4:30 pm

Anyone know a supplier for the door gaskets (weatherstrip)? Mine is ragged out and is starting to leak during heavy rain on my 88BLT.

Second question: Seems my driver's door doesn't close as tight as it could. I checked the bar that the door latch catches on and it isn't adjustable and seems the door hindges are not adjustable. Any ideas on how to close the doors up tighter?

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Post by Dave G » Sat Jun 12, 2004 5:09 pm

Steele rubber products makes the door weatherstripping. They are a heavier rubber than the stock ones and make the doors close real nice.
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Post by viper_cole » Sun Jun 13, 2004 12:36 am

is this company american??? if so... would someone closer to the canadain.. border.. be interested in makin a lil service fee money??
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Post by Donny Lowrida » Sun Jun 13, 2004 6:19 am

My God!!! I didn't think ANYONE made this part!!! THANK GOD FOR DAVE G.!!! Thank you, Thank you! :bow:

At last, no more floods while going through the car wash!!!

$101.80 SOUNDS expensive, but is nothing compared to the cost of water damage to interior parts.

Thanks again Dave!! You're the greatest!

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Post by viper_cole » Sun Jun 13, 2004 7:01 pm

i was a lil embarrsed to say it but it happened to me too and this will deventalt improve the heat inside the car during the winter..
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Post by Lo Type » Mon Jun 14, 2004 1:05 am

NOS Reproduction in Komoka Ontario sells Metro Rubber. 1-519-471-2740 is phone, pt# is 402LM18-N. Cost $159 cdn pair.
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Post by viper_cole » Mon Jun 14, 2004 2:20 am

now thats useful :D thanx for the info.. so now i'll add new weather stripping to the line-up.. now just to remove it..
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Post by T » Mon Jun 14, 2004 12:45 pm

Thanks for link Dave, hopefully I will get these replaced someday.
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How about the door adjustment ?

Post by BornBuick » Tue Jun 15, 2004 4:13 pm

Thanks for all the info on getting the door gaskets, BUT, how do you adjust the door itself?
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Post by Dave G » Tue Jun 15, 2004 6:03 pm

The door gaskets may help a little. The thickness will help keep them from moving around, since they will take up the space that the old ones dont anymore. Are you talking about the bolt that the door latch connects to? If thats loose the only way to fix it is to have it welded back in. It seems common that those come loose on these cars. I have seen them loose on most of the t-types that I have seen.

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Post by MontanaT-Type » Tue Jun 15, 2004 11:45 pm

new hinges would help....mine ar bad and the door sags a bit so as a result i dont get a great seal on the door and its a pain in the butt to get the door unlatched anymore, fraid im gonna have to start gettin in the pass side.
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Post by t-typeenuf » Thu Dec 02, 2004 2:27 am

hey , these you can get from 1a auto pepperell, ma 888-844-3393 , for 80.00+shipping, has them for 2 and 4 doors buick lesabre etc.
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Post by bagofbones » Wed Mar 16, 2005 7:49 pm

Thanks for the link, but i have a stupid question. Is this the entire door weather stripping? I am wondering this because the majority of my missing weatherstripping is located above my window. This is the same thing right?
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Post by brads88t » Thu Mar 17, 2005 3:51 pm

Theres a place in Presscott Ont. They have the weatherstripping. And its a lot closer to cornwall.

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Post by bagofbones » Mon Apr 11, 2005 8:20 pm

my weather-stripping finally came in from steel products. Now my question is how do i put it on? Is there any good meathod to doing this? Or should i bring it to an Auto trim shop? Has anyone done this before on their car?
Any help would be appreciated.
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